June 26, 2015

On a hot day in Vegas, there’s nothing more frustrating and uncomfortable as having your AC malfunction, especially considering the possibility of having to replace your air conditioner.

With temperatures at 100 degrees or higher almost every day during the summer, one of the biggest problems with AC units is having them constantly shutting off and turning on, or what’s known as short cycling. A common problem in many homes, it can make keeping a home comfortable difficult if not impossible. Fortunately, with a little help from the pros at The Cooling Company, this is a problem that can be solved.

What is Short Cycling?

Just like it sounds, short cycling involves a home’s air conditioning system going through its on and off cycles much too frequently. When this occurs, it not only is difficult to keep a home properly cooled on hot days, but it can also result in higher electric bills. In addition, it also puts tremendous stress on an air conditioning system, which can often result in breakdowns and large repair bills.

Short Cycling Causes

There are many common causes for a home’s air conditioning system experiencing short cycling time and time again. Some of the most common include:

  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Low refrigerant levels
  • Over-sized air conditioner
  • Electrical issues

If your air conditioning system has frozen evaporator coils, it will be very difficult for the AC to remove heat from the home.

This will lead to constant malfunction, forcing the unit to turn off and on continuously. Low refrigerant levels force the AC unit to work harder to cool your home, putting it at greater risk of overheating and thus beginning the short cycling process. For homes that have an air conditioner that’s too big, big blasts of cold air will result in quick shutdowns. However, this also leads to large temperature swings, which can trigger short cycling. In some cases, the air conditioning system’s electrical system may be experiencing problems, triggering the AC unit to turn off and on at the wrong times.

Find an AC Repair

If you’re experiencing short cycling during these hot summer days, the good news is The Cooling Company can come to the rescue right away. For many malfunctioning air conditioner systems, it may be time to replace them with a new, modern system.

There’s no need to continue sweltering on those hot days when you can instead be enjoying the benefits of a new AC system. Whether you need expert air conditioner repairs or a new AC system for your home, contact the experts at The Cooling Company today.

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